The internet is driven by content pure and simple. If you're logging onto the web you're probably looking for some type of content whether that's photos, videos, news, etc. However the biggest form of content is probably articles and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Well I take that back. This trend might change if Apple decides to invent a way to download information and apps into our brains. Maybe I should go and buy the domain iBrain.com. In any event for now it's safe to say people will probably still need to read for the foreseeable future. That's great news for you because websites need folks to write this content and you can get paid for doing it. So we'll explore this option in my Scripted.com Review down below.
What is Scripted.com?
Scripted.com is basically a content marketplace where businesses can hire “professional” writers who specialize in certain industries and writing styles. Businesses can hire writers to produce various type of content at extremely competitive rates. The type of content can be blog posts, articles, website pages, social media posts, etc.
How Do I Make Money with Scripted.com?
You can apply to be a writer for Scripted.com. Unlike other content mills Scripted tends to be a bit more selective about the writers that can join their website. The process is as follows:
- Create an account, it's free.
- Select your area of expertise
- Submit some of your previous work.
- If approved, you can then start taking on jobs.
- That's about the process in a nutshell.
That said it doesn't appear that you need to have a PHD in English to write for Scripted.com but you should be able to hold your own. That probably leaves me out since my writing is littered with spelling and grammar errors. Yes you'll find many here. Sigh….
How Much Money Can You Make with Scripted.com?
From what I can gather the pay is anywhere from $20 – $50 for a 500-600 blog posts. Assuming you don't have any edits to the article you submitted, you can expect to get paid within 2 days via paypal. However don't quote me on this since they don't really make it easy to find. This brings me to the exciting part of our show, my complaints.
Like all companies Scripted.com is far from perfect so we might as well cover some of the things that may get your panties in a bunch (or boxers if you prefer). Just keep in mind it doesn't mean the company is a flat-out scam because of these complaints but it's just good for you to know.
What's up with all the secrets?
I personally hate when companies aren't transparent about things like when you get paid, how you get paid and how much you'll get paid. Maybe I'm a little slow but I didn't see a prominent FAQ section within the writers area that would answer many of the pressing questions people would have about this opportunity. Fortunately I could hunt down the information but some of it may be wrong. It would just make more sense if Scripted.com made this information front and center. It makes me feel like they have a dirty secret to hide even if they don't!
More payment options please….
I've never had a problem using paypal. In fact I actually prefer it over checks or gift cards. But some folks don't have paypal or can't use paypal. So it would be nice if Scripted.com offered other options such as direct deposit or slow ass checks sent via snail mail. It would give people more options and open up this opportunity to others. It's a minor complaint but it's one nonetheless.
You Don't Own Me… or do you?
From what I understand you don't own the content you sell on Scripted.com. This is very different from working with content mills where you do have ownership of your articles and can request for their removal. Once the business has purchased your article it becomes their property. So this may not jive well for some writers.
Slow as molasses…
I've read some complaints that Scripted.com can be slow with their application process and writing review process. I'm not sure if this is a regular occurrence of just limited to a few people. But its something that has been mentioned.
So Is Scripted.com Legitimate?
From what I can tell it is legit. There are always writers that complain that these type of websites pay writers too little or cheapen real writers. That may be the case. But for better or worse the market dictates what writers are worth online. Given the alternatives of content mills, this seems to be a higher quality content marketplace given what I've seen.
But I would love to hear your first hand experience with this website. So chime in down below. I make a decent living writing as well but I prefer to do it for myself so I can write about any topic I choose and still make money doing it. If that's something you're interested in doing as well then you need to check out My Top Work At Home Recommendation!
Well that's all for me folks. Again, I'd love to hear your two cents down below. So feel free to chime in.
Thanks for reading!
Eddy with a y.